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Premises liability concerns the legal liability of the landowner for certain injuries suffered by people who are present in the premises. These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: inadequate security, falling objects, inadequate lighting, improperly secured mats, defective seating, excavations, concealed dangers, and wet floors.
You or a family member could be needlessly harmed by:
a. A failure to obey safety standards to protect the public from needless harm
b. A failure to perform safety evaluations
c. A failure to implement safety improvements
d. A failure to properly train agents and employees
e. A failure to take action when such was required.
Premises liability cases can include a host of factors and if you or your loved ones were injured by the negligence of another, we recommend doing the following:
1. Get medical assistance immediately. Nothing is more important than your health and the health of your loved ones. If you feel hurt, get medical attention.
2. Contact law enforcement and/or make a report with the landowner/proprietor. Make sure that a report is made and that you or your family obtains a copy, as we will need these documents to pursue your claim.
3. Take pictures and/or videos. Make sure that there are pictures of the injuries that you suffered and the scene of the event. Pictures from various angles can help us tell your story in a clear and powerful way. Today, almost all of us own a cell phone capable of taking pictures and videos. Cell phone images can powerfully impact your case.
4. Contact our office. When you report a case of premise liabilities, the insurance company or proprietor may deploy a person(s) to evaluate your claim. The purpose of these employees is to evaluate your claim and to resolve your claim as quickly and cost-effective as possible to the benefit of the insurance company. See the insurance claims page for more information.
5. Be wary, get educated, and act. There are numerous people who solicit accident victims on behalf of attorneys, clinics, medical providers, and persons who claim to work on behalf of the injured. Before making a decision, take time to ask if you are being presented with the best option available. If you are solicited, know that unsought solicitation may be illegal and/or unethical. Why soil your claim when you can do things right from the beginning? Get educated about your rights and what resources are available to assist you.
6. Document first, document second, and document third. If you were injured, now is the time to keep records of your damage (estimates, receipts, etc.), lost wages, medical and medication records, expenses, equipment and transportation to and from medical appointments (miles, tolls). If possible, supplement receipts with a journal as they may serve as a powerful supplement to the presentation of your claim.
A lot of advertising target people who have been injured in premise liability cases. It makes a difference, however, in how you and your attorney approach these claims. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us immediately.